• To increase our understanding of key
elements of College and Career Going
• To reflect upon and share our own
college and career journeys
• To acquire and share new strategies
• To plan next steps and to act on our
What is a College & Career
• “The environment, attitudes, and
behaviors in schools and communities
that support and encourage students
and their families to obtain the
information, tools, and perspective to
ensure access to and success in
postsecondary education and careers.”
• THAT EVERY STUDENT IN
OUR ACADEMY IS
PREPARED FOR COLLEGE,
CAREERS & ACTIVE
NEED FOR REMEDIATION.
Precision & Accuracy
Structure of Knowledge
Ownership of Learning
The Four Keys to College and Career Readiness
Role & Identity
Ten Principles of a College and
• College and Career Ready Program of
• Clear (& High) Expectations
• Information & Resources
• Comprehensive Counseling/Advising
• Testing & Curriculum & Meaningful
Workbased/ Communitybased Learning
Ten Principles (continued)
• Faculty/Staff Involvement
• Family Involvement
• College & Industry Partnerships
(also important: peer groups, mentoring,
Our Educational & Career
• What early messages, positive and negative,
did you receive from your family, friends,
school, community, and media about your
ability and your potential to go to college and
succeed in high-quality careers? What
additional messages did you receive along
the way? Who or what encouraged you?
What were your barriers or challenges?
Whose Responsibility ?
• Whose Responsibility Worksheet (p. 4)
• Sharing our responses
• Pair and Share: One minute elevator
speech: A colleague asks you why you
believe all students need to be
prepared for postsecondary education.
How would you answer her/him?
• Simply focusing on college and career access is not
enough. We need to also keep a focus on college
and career success.
– The importance of assuring intellectually
challenging work (rigor).
– The importance of assuring relevant work.
– The importance of paying attention to required
college and career knowledge and skills (David
Conley’s work, ConnectEd California’s College and Career
Readiness Framework, 21st Century Skills, SCANS,
High Expectations &
• Set High Academic and Behavioral
Expectations and Provide High Caring and
High Support to Reach Them
– Identify Your Big Goals, Daily Learning
Objectives, and Specific Expectations
– Create a Culture of Excellence Where
Every Student is Expected to Succeed
“….One of the most important
factors behind student success in
high school… is a close connection
with at least one adult who
demonstrates caring and concern
for the student’s advancement.”
Pair and Share
• What are some examples of the ways
in which your Academy/pathway/
school demonstrates high expectations,
high caring, and high support?
• What are some of your best College &
Career Going Culture practices?
• College & Career Going Culture Rubric
– Where is your Academy/pathway/school/
district/community on the College and
Career Going Culture Rubric?
» Assessing the 10 Elements
– Action Planning
Making College and Career
Access Real -
“No student has a true choice until (he)
she has been accepted into a college.”
– Deborah Wilds